US 1340406 A
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'E. M. REID.
4 APPLICATION FILED JLYB, 199- y 1,340,406. Patented May 18,1920.
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i EDWARD M. REID, OF CAMBRIA, VIRGINIA, .ASSIGrlI'OR' ONE-HALF T0 WELLER H.
BAKER, OF CAMBRIA, VIRGINIA. i I
To all whom t may concern:
Be it known that I, EDWARD M. REID, a citizen of the United States, residing at Cambria, in the county of Montgomery and State of Virginia, have invented a newl and useful Oiler, of which the following is a specification.
It is the main object of this invention to provide a simple but efficient means whereby shaft bearings and other parts located at considerable height above a floor may be oiled readily by a person standing on the floor. The invention aims, specifically, to provide novel means for operating an o1l can, at a considerable height, to provide novel means whereby the can may be mounted in and removed readily from the device forming the subject matter of this invention; to provide novel means for connecting with each other and with the main member, a pair of operating levers, one of which operates the oil can; and, generally, to 1mprove and to enhancethe utility of devices of the sort to which the present invention appertains. I
With the above and other objects in view, which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention resides in the combination and arrangement of parts and in the details of construction hereinafter described and claimed, it being understood that, within the scope of what is claimed, changes in the precise embodiment of the invention shown can be made without departing from the spirit of the invention.
In the accompanying drawings:-
Figure 1 shows in side elevation, a device constructed in accordance with the invention, parts being broken away;
Fig. 2 is a bottom plan; and Fig. 3 is a section on the line 3-8 of Fig. 1.
The structure hereinafter described may be made of any desired materials, and comprises a main member 1 in the form of a pole or rod. The numeral 2 denotes an annular retainer having arms 3 attached by securing elements f1 to the member 1 at one end thereof. The member 1 carries fulcrum strips 5, secured to the member 1 as indicated at 6. The fulcrum vstrips 5 are connected by a pivot pin 7 on which a first lever 8 is fulcrumed, intermediate its ends. The main member 1 carries fulcrum strips 9, secured to the main member as shown at 10. The fulcrum strips 9 carry a pivotl pin Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented May 18, 1920.
Application filed `Tuly 8, 1919. Serial No. 309,307.
11 on which a second lever 12 is fulcrumed intermediate its ends. The inner extremity of the lever 8 is reduced as shown at 14 and is received between bifurcations 15 formed on the inner end of the lever 12, the parts 14 and'l being united by a pivot elementV 16. Thenumeral 17 denotes a U'- shaped guide, receiving the main member 1 and secured thereto as shown at 18. The lever 8 is slidably mounted in the guide 17. A pressure member19 is located at the outer end of the lever 12 and includes 'a head 20 and a shank 21 disposed at an angle to the head. The shank 21 extends longitudinally of the lever 12 and is connected thereto, pivotally, by a clamping device 22, which may be a bolt and nut. The lever 12, near its inner end, and the main member 1, are provided with side projections 24 on which are mounted the ends of a retractile spring 25. The body portion of an oil can is received in the retainer 2, the head 20 of the pressure member 19 being adapted to bear against the bottom of the oil can.
In practical operation, when the rear end of the lever 8 is pressed toward the member 1, the pivotally connected ends of the levers 12 and 8 will move outwardly, away from the member 1, and the pressure member 19 will move inwardly and operate upon the bottom of the oil can 23, the oil being ejected from the oil can. The levers 12 and 8 fulcrum, respectively on the elements 11 and 7, the pivot element 16 constituting an operative connection between the inner ends of the levers and the guide 17 serving to direct the movement of the lever 8, and, consequently, the movement of the lever 12 so that the levers will not spring laterally, thereby straining the pivot elements 7 and 11. Since the levers 12 and 8 are held`by the guide 17 against any appreciable lateral movement` the head 20 of the pressure member 19 will always operate at the center of the bottom of the oil can 23. The function of the spring 25 is to draw the inner end of the lever 12 toward the member 1, thereby retracting the head 2O of the pressure member 19 away from the bottom of the oil can 23. The pressure on the bottom of the oil can, therefore, is removed as soon as the pressure on the free end of the lever 8 is decreased. Especial attention is directed to the fact that the pressure member 19 is mounted to rotate on the clamping device 22. Owing to this construction, the head 19 of the pressure member may be swung to one side with respect to the retainer 2, thereby facilitating the introduction of the oil can 23 into the retainer and facilitating the removal of the oil can from the retainer. The clamping device 22 may be tightened up, to hold the pressure member 19 in such a position that the head 20rwill prevent the oil can from dropping out of the retainer 2'.
`Inlaving thus described the invention, What is claimed iS:-
A device of the .class described comprising a main member; a can retainer on one end of the main member; a pair of levers extended longitudinally of the main member and having their inner ends pivotally connected, the levers being fulcrumed intermediate their ends on the main member; a pressure element comprising a head VCoperating with the retainer, and a shank disposed at an angle to the head; and means for pivoting the shank to one lever, Whereby the head may be swung laterally With respect to the retainer to permit a can to be introduced into the retainer and removed therefrom.
In testimony that I claim the foregoing asmy own I have hereto affixed my signature in lthe presence of tivo witnesses.
EDWARD M. REID. Witnesses J. C. BROWN, W. H. BAKER.